Studies have also linked asthma with a certain population of bacteria in the lungs. The evidence is so compelling, researchers are sequencing the DNA of bacteria that live in us to determine how populations of bacteria in the gut influence the health of the lungs.
This is good news! There could be other ways to help people with lung related illnesses that do not involve heavy drugs such as steroids to alleviate symptoms.
There are also ways to alleviate breathing tension and improve capacity using the Feldenkrais Method. Stay tuned for my next blog about Breathing Easier for Asthma Sufferers.